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Bereavement support for children

Bereavement support for children

Helping young people through the loss of a parent or grandparent

During the coronavirus pandemic, we are still caring. We are able to offer young people and children support via telephone or Zoom calls.


Our one-to-one bereavement support is available for children and young people as well as adults.  Many of our patients have young families and it is important to them that their children are offered support when they are no longer here.  At a time when it is difficult for children to understand what is happening around them, or where someone has gone, our specialist counsellors can offer support that is tailored for each child. 
Children and young people are encouraged to explore and express themselves through talking, painting, drawing, or play; whatever is best suited to them.  In addition to supporting a bereaved child, we also offer support and advice to the teachers at their school.  This helps to ensure that every child is best supported through the different stages of their bereavement. 

How to be referred
To access any of North Devon Hospice's care and support, please ask your GP to make a referral to North Devon Hospice.  If your family is already being supported by North Devon Hospice, please speak to one of the team who is involved in your care.

Service location
Bereavement support is available at our main site at Deer Park, on the outskirts of Barnstaple, and also at The Long House, our outreach centre in Holsworthy.